Abbreviations & Acronyms for Online Selling

Reference: Commonly Used Abbreviations and Acronyms

The following is a list of common abbreviations and acronyms used to describe items offered for sale online. Some terms are category specific, and therefore should only be used when describing certain items. But not all abbreviations and acronyms belong in the title of your listing. In some instances the actual word versus the abbreviation might be more recognizable and searchable.

General Use
  • AUTO – Autographed
  • BNWT – Brand New with Tags
  • EC – Excellent Condition
  • FS – Factory Sealed
  • GU – Gently Used
  • LTD – Limited Edition
  • MIB – Mint in Box (Box not necessarily Mint)
  • NIB – New in Box
  • NIP – New in Package
  • NM – Near Mint
  • NWOT – New Without Tags
  • NWT – New With Tags
  • OOP – Out of Package/ Out of Print/ Out of Production
  • S/O – Sold Out
  • SIG – Signature
  • SZ – Size
  • TM – Trademark
  • VG – Very Good Condition
  • VHTF – Very Hard to Find
Category Specific
  • 1st – First Edition (Books, Collectibles, Toys and Hobbies)
  • Ed. – Edition (Books, Collectibles, Toys and Hobbies)
  • F/E or FE – First Edition (Toys and Hobbies, Collectibles)
  • FN – Fine Condition (Books, Comics)
  • AKA – Also Known As; an alias (DVDs, Movies, Music)
  • NRFB – Never Removed from Box (Collectibles)
  • OOAK – One of a Kind (Collectibles)
  • S/S – Still Sealed (Clothing, Shoes and Accessories)
  • VF – Very Fine Condition (Stamps, Coins, Collectibles)
  • STER – Sterling (Jewelry)
Technical
  • CIB – Cartridge in Box or Instructions in Box (as in computer equipment)
  • CIBO – Cartridge, instruction, box, overlay (video games, computer equipment)
  • CPU – Central Processing Unit
  • Ghz – Gigahertz (processor speed)
  • G or Gig – Gigabyte
  • LCD – Liquid Crystal Display
  • MB – Megabyte
  • Mhz – Megahertz (processor speed)
  • OS – Operating System
  • RAM – Random Access Memory

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